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Stanford v. Roche: What Rights Does a University Have to the Inventions of Its Faculty?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


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On February 28, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. (No. 09-1159), a case that could have a significant impact on university rights to the inventions of its faculty members derived from federally funded research. An opinion should issue by June 2011. Panelists Tena Herlihy of MIT's Office of the General Counsel and Peter Corless of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP will discuss the history, facts, and implications of Stanford v. Roche, as well as practical considerations for university counsel and tech transfer officials, particularly with respect to university communications and agreements with faculty regarding research and inventions.

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Patricia Johnson


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